Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1990-09-16
MAD> D> CD; Recorded by Dave Brotman; Seeded to etree by Darrin Sacks; also to abgd via Charlie Connor
Subject: Tito & Smokey
Subject: Nothing's Gonna Bring Him Back....
And I say that as not as some newcomer who saw his first good show on acid, this one was something special.
MUCH better copies circulate than the official "Dick's Picks" version of this show, and you owe it to yourself to track one down.
In the the midst of a fantastic 6 show run at The Garden in '90, they snuck this one in. It's gorgeous, terrifying, and hopeful all at the same time.
You know that "dark place" where the Miami '89 Dark Star show came from ? That energy is here as well, along with a promise for a brighter future, (which sadly never really came true...)
You want to know what The Dead was all about ? Find yourself a GREAT sounding copy of this show.
(The "Dicks Picks" version AIN'T it...)
Almost 22 years later, and I still haven't fully recovered from it....
You need to look no further than this site to find the copy you need.
Enjoy, and hang on tight to the one you love.
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: Best of the MSG`s this run.....
Subject: Good Show, Unluckey W/Ushers
Good show, pretty standard for the time. Seeing the Morning Dew it reminded me of my last GD concert, which was at the Knick-one of only a couple of summer inside shows. Anyway this resulted in my seeing/hearing the Last Morning Dew ever with Jerry there before the music stopped in '95. Bittersweet.
This is a well recorded show and the boys were pretty "On" that night. Show gets a 4 for recording and musicianship, 5 for the memories, 1 for the security woman during the 1st set.Fare Thee Well all.
Subject: Holy Cripes
Subject: Pretty Damn Good For An Aud
All in all this was a GREAT show. The performance is juiced. Billy, Mickey, Brucey, Vinny, Bobby and Jerry are all solid. From a video I have seen of a few songs from this show it looked like they were having a real good time.
But the real star of this show is Phil. he is just ALL OVER IT. I don't think I have heard such a bass response on an audience tape before. He is spectacular. You can hear every nuance of his playing like the gurgle of how his fingers slide over the frets. Healy really had this show dialed-in P.A. wise. Phil had just begun to use an Aural Exciter device on his setup and he used it until the end of 1991. It is impressive. I never tire of this sound. I wish he still used the effect in his modern day ensemble.
Jerry's vocals are a tad low in Healy's mix. Vince has been chastised for going pedal to the metal, but it wasn't really his fault. He should have been lowered in the mix, but Healy wasn't paying attention. Vince gets annoyingly loud in certain places, but his playing is rather spirited.
The jams and space are something extraordinary. Jerry has wonderful moments with Vince and Bruce. Check out the stellar piano chording on Dew ~ it is otherworldly! Interesting moments with Bobby and with Phil with the keyboardists on various bits of dreamy space.
Every song is good. Even the drum solos are great. Stagger, Deal, SOTM, Dew ~ all great.
5 for performance, 4 for recording. I have to give it an overall 5. This is a very special and underrated show. If they'd played the Dark Star on this night it would have gotten all the raves as the best show of the run, but actually, all of the shows of this run are ones worthy of writing home about.
I always wonder why GDP picked this show for DP 9 since it doesn't get the kudos. But I think I know why. It is the exemplary show from that epic run. And, of course, this one is my favorite.
Subject: waves of people
Great show. Some dude flipped out in the upper deck (jerry's side). He jumped over a railing and fell 15-20 feet flat on his back. We all thought he was dead. Security started heading his way and somebody tapped him on the shoulder. He got up, glanced at the security guards and walked away.
My rating is based on the show (and the paper I suppose), not the quality of the recording.
Subject: Download this show
Great backstretch!! 3 of the 4 songs post space are Jerry tunes. Very Cool. Overall, a very listenable and enjoyable sounding AUD.
Subject: add some aud to your collection
I love all of the MSG shows, Pure Garcia, Hornsby adds a touch of 70's, Vince being new at the time played his best. Sometimes not knowing a song is better. Peace to all
I'm glad that they let us have the audience recordings....
and yes, the post drums is great - good recording too.
Subject: this is good but....
Subject: Psycho Iko
Subject: second set
Subject: yo tito
Subject: Post drums was sick
P.S.-I know this guy "Dire wolf2003".We were friends,until we all found out that he was arrested in 1997 In Gary,IND for feverishly masturbating in his filth strewn car in front of a pre-school.He is a registered sex offender and i can PROVE it.(e-mail me for proof).So please dont read or listen to anything he says.Hes a sick fuck.
Subject: he's gone
Subject: The Hornsby / Welnick turning point.
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